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Sandalwood can be combined with Palmarosa and Myrrh for even more skin healing benefits. Many skincare products that contain a combination of these ingredients are especially valuable when making a body butter or for use as an intensive moisturizer after a full body exfoliation.
EMOTIONAL BENEFITS OF SANDALWOOD
|Ayurvedic doctors and herbalists contend that sandalwood has many emotional benefits as well. It can promote sensitivity and serenity, making you feel relaxed but clear-headed, calm and focused. If you are suffering from bouts of anxiety or high levels of stress, simply inhaling some sandalwood oil can help relax the mind, slow down breathing and restore a sense of peace and harmony.|
Whether you’re suffering from worry, insomnia, anxiety or a sore throat, you can mix sandalwood with a number of other essential oils to create a customized treatment.
Relaxation Blend: 1 drop Sandalwood, 4 drops Lavender, 1 drop Benzoin and 2 drops Tangerine
Sore Throat Relief: 6 drops Sandalwood in a bowl of warm water; use a wet cloth as a compress on the chest and throat to relieve discomfort
Sleep: 10 drops Chamomile, 15 drops Sandalwood, 5 drops Lemon; can be used as an essential oil for massage, or simply inhaled from a wet or damp cloth for instant anxiety relief
Focus: Combine equal drops of Sandalwood, Frankincense and Bergamot for mental clarity and relaxation
Relaxation Bath: 6 drops each of Sandalwood, Lavender and Chamomile in a warm bath
- Sweet Dreams: 10 drops each Sandalwood, Myrrh, Ylang Ylang and Frankincense in a warm bath before bed for ultimate relaxation and a good night’s rest.
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